Sometimes, the measure of how far a team has come isn't apparent on the field at all.
In September of 2010, the Cubs went up to play the Brewers in Miller Park, and SOMEone had left a "press release" in the press box that stated Jim Hendry had written a book called "How to finish in last place with the highest payroll in baseball" (picture from Paul Sullivan).
And this gif is how I imagined Brewers giving their "official statement" regarding the incident.
Dude, when your GM is a laughingstock, you know your team is in trouble.
And I'm happy to say that the Cubs current group of general management, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, are anything but.
I heard on the radio this morning that Morrissey wrote another version of the same article we've read by about a million writers: hey what do you think about the Cubs fielding a team that they KNEW would lose?
THEY DID WHAT?
You have got to be K I D D I N G me!
I'm so sick of that whole thing I could hurl.
Daytona, Tennessee and Boise all made their league's playoffs.
Things are looking nothing but up for the future of the Cubs, and I couldn't be happier about that.
Here's a fabulous transcript of a Theo interview on The Cub Reporter.
Drag to lose to the Miami Marlins, though.
Pretty rare that Travis Wood gets out-hit by the opposing pitcher.
But it happened yesterday with Henderson Alvarez hitting a 3-run homer in the 2nd, giving the Marlins the 4-3 lead which is how the game ended.
Kinda dull, but whatever.